If the audience at the Kodak Theatre didn’t laugh much at Jon Stewart’s “Oscar tributes” to “bad dreams” and “binoculars and periscopes” – well, sometimes, satire can cut a little too close to the bone.
And speaking of the audience: How many people there in the Kodak (and how many TV viewers) were looking closely at presenter Owen Wilson, to see if they could spot any residual sign of… well, his recent troubles?
And is Tilda Swinton's well-earned Supporting Actress win a good sign or a bad sign for Michael Clayton in other categories? (Great acceptance speech, BTW. Even George Clooney seemed to enjoy the Batman and Robin crack.)